Sending Some Tropcial Love Your Way...

Hi and Welcome!
I have a special card to share with you today....it's a multi fold card and has been created with one of the Fold Out Card bases by Heartfelt Creations!
Since this is our last week showcasing the Tropical Paradise Collection, I opted to pair it up with the Monkeying Around and Under the Sea Collections as well!
This card is almost like a tropical "stay-cay"!  LOL  
You'll see what I mean in just a minute!


As you can see the front of the card starts with the ocean part of our tropical "stay-cay".  I've used the Under the Sea Collection to cover the first two panels of the card.  I've added a coordinating die cut to the card that mimicks the waves of the ocean.  

Here's a closer peek...


Then we move into the jungle...hmmm...what could we possibly find there?
Perhaps some tropical birds who love to hang out near the water?


The coordinating fold out card dies, decorative dies and decorative paper make creating a card like this so fast and easy!
I've used the die that matches the curve in the card to cut the curve into my paper...and I've used a leafy decorative die to accent this panel as we're moving away from the water and onto the island!

What other wildlife could we possibly encounter as we make our way onto land?


A relaxin' monkey announcing it's your special day!  LOL
And of course we're needing to add in some tropical flowers!
I've used the Hibiscus flower from the Under the Sea Collection as well as the Plumeria flower from the Tropical Paradise Collection to bring a touch of the islands to this creation!

Here's a closer look...


I've used the Papericious Frosting Powder created by our very own Rajni Chawla here on the hibiscus petals!  The plumeria flowers have just had regular glitter applied to their flower tips.

As we continue our tropical paradise island tour...we come across another relaxin' monkey!
This panel I've left open should you want to stamp a sentiment or add a handwritten note!


You won't be able to see it as the sun once again disappeared from sight when it came time to take the photos, but each of these panels has been subtly glittered on the printed images.
It just gives the card a little extra elegant touch!

Lastly, we're to the back panel of the card where we discover some more birds of paradise and some beautiful florals.


I hope you've enjoyed our little tropical excursion!
These fold out cards are so much fun to make (a little hard to photograph LOL!) and will pack such a wow factor for the lucky recipients!

Be sure to head on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog to see what the other designers have come up with for your weekly inspiration!

Until next time...
Project Supplies and Instructions
Tropical Paradise Paper Collection, HCDP1-277
Tropical Plumeria Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3782
Tropical Cockatoo Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3781
Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Plumeria Die, HCD1-7135
Tropical Cockatoo Die, HCD1-7136
Tropical Paradise Die, HCD1-7137
Monkeying Around Paper Collection, HCDP1-276
Monkeying Around Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3778
Monkeying Around Die, HCD1-7133
Under the Sea Paper Collection, HCDP1-266
Tropical Hibiscus Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3736
Under the Sea Coral Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3737
Coral Reef Collage Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3738
Under the Sea Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3739
Tropical Hibiscus Die, HCD1-796
Under the Sea Coral Die, HCD1-797
Coral Reef Collage Die, HCD1-798
Under the Sea Die, HCD1-799
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
5"x7" Foldout Cards - Kraft, HCCF1-444-3
Classic Border Basics Die, HCD1-7119
Delicate Border Basics Die, HCD1-7118
Stack and Store Daubers - Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink - Lime Pastel, 71026
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink - Rouge, 71015
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink - Olive Pastel, 71012
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink - Concord, 71083
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink - Lipstick Red, 71037
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Cantaloupe, TSMP103
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tangelo, TSMP200
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_ehd8QAPnI to learn how to shape the Tropical Plumeria.

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84Re1-gaq1o to learn how to shape the Tropical Hibiscus.

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxX94X84kUo to learn how to use the flipfold cards and basics border dies.

Other Products Used:  white card stock, Gemini Die Cutting Machine, Glitter Ritz, Papericious Frosting Powder, Ranger Crackle, paint brush, heat tool, VersaFine Black Ink, VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, ColorBox Chalk Ink - Serene, French Blue, Cheeky, Chive, Prills - Gordjus, You Had Me at Yellow, paper trimmer, scissors, hot glue gun

Locate the foldout card shown.  Choose papers from the Under the Sea Collection, Monkeying Around Collection and Tropical Paradise Collection as shown or as desired. (For more photos of each panel and detailing, please see my personal blog.) Using the coordinating border dies and die cutting machine, cut all pieces for fold out card, ink all edges with a light brown colored ink and set aside.  Choose patterned paper for die cutting delicate borders, die cut and adhere to fold out card as shown.  Adhere all previously cut papers to each part of the card.  Stamp the larger sea weed and hibiscus image from the Under the Sea Collection onto second card panel.  Using black ink and white card stock, stamp fish images, color using precision daubers, die cut with coordinating dies, shape and adhere to card. Using a red ink, stamp one inking of hibiscus flowers, die cut and then color using orange and pink inks.  Shape using flowering shaping kit, apply distress crackle paint to flower tips, sprinkle with frosting powder and heat set.  Adhere to card as shown.  Stamp two smallest plumeria flower petals onto white card stock using a dark pink ink.  Die cut using coordinating dies, color using a lighter pink and yellow ink.  Shape using flower shaping kit, assemble flower using hot glue, and add to hibiscus clusters.  Stamp various leaves from the Monkeying Around Collection and Tropical Paradise Collection onto white card stock using a dark green ink.  Color various hues of greens using precision sponge daubers.  Shape using flower shaping kit and adhere to card as shown.  Locate sentiment for center of card as well as sentiment strip for inside card from Tropical Paradise Collection.  Ink all edges with a soft brown colored ink.  Create a soft wave in the paper of the center sentiment and adhere to card as shown.  Adhere inside sentiment strip to bottom of card panel that you've just applied center sentiment to.  Lastly, add glitter to flowers and all over printed images throughout entire card and adhere prills to flower centers. 
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